In His Presence
In HIS Presence


Read: Joshua 1:1-14


Meditation verse: 

“No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.” (Joshua 1:5).


Moses had just passed on, so the onus fell on his assistant, Joshua to lead the children of Israel to the promised land. Joshua was faced with a new task, assignment, and role. He had changed roles from being second in command to the first in command. God knew it might be a daunting task for him, so He gave Joshua some assurances:

“I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage…. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous and have good success” (Joshua 1:6-8)


In order words, God was saying: o Trust in My presence. I will be with you to help you wherever you go. I will not leave you alone.

  • Be strong and very courageous. Stand up for what is right.
  • Follow the rules. Keep your integrity. Do not cut corners or bend the rules.
  • Let the word of God be your companion. Let it guide your decisions and choices. Live out your faith for others to see. Be a witness.
  • Do not be afraid or discouraged, no matter how tough it gets.


God’s rules to Joshua are useful principles to adopt whenever you find yourself in a new environment, role, or assignment.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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